G.K. Chesterton: Prophetic Voice in the Public Square
Thursday, November 2nd
3:30 - 5:30 PM
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Known as "the prince of the paradox," G.K. Chesterton is renowned among Catholic thinkers for his prolific and diverse output including philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction. Having been translated into many languages, his writings continue to be the subject of contemporary study and analysis, reaching new generations of readers. While his writing is well known for its humor and insights, Chesterton's work also includes calls to action for social justice that represent his resounding importance. In this lecture, Fr. Ian Boyd will discuss the relevance of these works and Chesterton's prophetic voice in a modern context, showing how Chesterton is deeply resonant with social and religious issues today.
Fr. Ian Boyd, C.S.B., is a distinguished Professor of Catholic Studies, President of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, and Editor of "The Chesterton Review.” He is also the author of many books, including The Novels of G.K. Chesterton.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public.